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Education in practice
How to teach reflective ethical practice in postgraduate gastroenterology: the SLICE framework
  1. Shelby Webster
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shelby Webster, Department of Gastroenterology, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8RF, UK; shelbywebster{at}


Professionalism and performance are now the focus of assessment in postgraduate medical training and revalidation in the UK. Ethical decision making and clinical reasoning are key elements for practising gastroenterologists to master. The skills required to reflect, teach and appraise ethical decision making are central to the effectiveness of relationships with patients and colleagues. A framework is presented to enable gastroenterologists to reflect and learn from everyday ethical dilemmas in clinical practice.

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